St. Augustine, Florida
San Agustín (Spanish)
|City of St. Augustine|
Top, left to right: Castillo de San Marcos, St. Augustine Light, Flagler College, Lightner Museum, statue near the Cathedral Basilica of St. Augustine, St. Augustine Alligator Farm Zoological Park, Old St. Johns County Jail
|Nickname(s): Ancient City, Old City|
Location in St. Johns County and the U.S. state of Florida
|Country||United States of America|
|Founded by||Pedro Menéndez de Avilés|
|• Mayor||Nancy Shaver|
|• City||12.7 sq mi (33 km2)|
|• Land||9.4 sq mi (24 km2)|
|• Water||3.3 sq mi (9 km2)|
|Elevation||0 ft (0 m)|
|• Estimate (2013)||13,679|
|• Density||1,376.2/sq mi (531.4/km2)|
|• Urban||69,173 (US: 399th)|
|Time zone||EST (UTC-5)|
|• Summer (DST)||EDT (UTC-4)|
|ZIP code(s)||32080, 32084, 32085, 32086, 32095, 32082, 32092|
|GNIS feature ID||0308101|
|Website||City of St. Augustine|
St. Augustine is the oldest city in the United States begun by Europeans and filled with people since it was started. The admiral from Spain, Pedro Menéndez de Avilés, started St. Augustine in 1565. There was fighting between England and Spain in 1586, 1702, and 1740 over the city. Spain won each time. In 1763, St. Augustine was given to the English as part of the Treaty of Paris which ended the French and Indian War. After the American colonies became independent from England, another Treaty of Paris, this one in 1783, returned the area to Spain. In 1819, the Adams-Onís Treaty gave all of Florida to the United States.
References[change | change source]
- "GNIS Detail – Saint Augustine". Geographic Names Information System. 2011-02-12. Retrieved 2011-04-23.
- "US Board on Geographic Names". United States Geological Survey. 2007-10-25. Retrieved 2008-01-31.
- "State & County QuickFacts". Census.gov. U.S. Census Bureau, Population Division. April 1, 2010.
- "Population Estimates". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved 2015-04-22.
- "American FactFinder". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved 2008-01-31.
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